Klingbeil Endowed Department Head and Professor - Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering and Professor

South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

Job posting number: #7104473

Posted: July 1, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Text
South Dakota State University (SDSU) Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department (ABED) is offering an exciting career opportunity as the inaugural Klingbeil Endowed Department Head and Professor. We are looking for a creative, innovative, individual to provide strong and effective vision and leadership for the department. This is a 12-month, 100% time, benefit eligible, tenure-track position that carries an academic rank of Professor in the ABED. This position is supervised by the South Dakota Corn Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Joe Cassady. The ABED is also affiliated with the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering.

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Department Head of the ABED is the academic and administrative leader of the faculty and staff. The Department Head must provide leadership for strong and relevant programming in research, teaching, and Extension; communicate effectively; provide leadership to establish goals and objectives for the department and build strong working relationships in the department and across campus and the state; recruit, evaluate, and retain faculty, Extension Field Specialists, staff, and students; develop and manage budgets; coordinate department fundraising and revenue streams; oversee management of departmental facilities; facilitate research and intellectual property development opportunities; represent the department in all official communications with the college and university; and foster and build strong working relationships with other disciplines, stakeholders, and industry partners.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Ph.D. Degree in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Precision Agriculture, or a closely related field completed by date of application;
At least five years of directing/supervising experience;
Eligible for the rank of Professor at SDSU in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Precision Agriculture, or a closely related field;
Productive history in research, teaching, or Extension outreach;
Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
Strong interpersonal skills;
Ability to work as a contributing team member;
Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs;
Demonstrated ability or potential to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational materials and direct effective programs.
Ability to advocate the ABED’s programs to and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders and allied industries;
Show a commitment to and understanding of agriculture, public service, and the university’s mission and goals;
Authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, and willingness to travel.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Recognized nationally or internationally in field of expertise;
Ability to manage personnel and budgets;
Demonstrated collaboration in securing resources to support new and/or enhanced departmental programs and services;
Ability to foster a student-centered environment;
Familiarity with agricultural and conservation practices in the Midwest and Great Plains regions;
Commitment to public service;
Demonstrated understanding of the Land Grant University philosophy and system.

BENEFITS:
South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
South Dakota State University accepts applications through an online employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, Curriculum Vitae, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact South Dakota State University Human Resources at 605-688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is university policy to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.



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